Elevation Athletics

Bronwen Rees- Wiedemann Athlete, Running Long Jump.© Eadweard Muybridge CC0 1.0 Have you ever heard of athletes travelling to the location of an important competition early to adjust to the altitude? Do you know why training on a high mountain is so much more difficult than at sea level? … [Read more...]

Where the Comfort of Comfort Food Comes From

Original Mac n Cheese (c)Texasfoodgawker, CC-BY-SA-4.0 Last week, the first quarter of school drew to an end. To the unsuspecting student, the end of the quarter might appear to be a friendly checkpoint for how far we've made it into the school year. Do not be fooled; friendly is but a mere … [Read more...]

Will We Be Talking With Robots Soon?

Synthesized speech systems (the artificial creation of speech with a computer) have existed for decades. Computerized voices like Apple's Fred and Siri are instantly recognizable, because they sound robot-like and not quite human. This is because these voices are created by computer programs … [Read more...]

The Terror of the Sea Angels

Clione of Shinagawa Aquarium (c) Toshihiro Gamo (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Undoubtedly you may have heard about the transparent, heavenly sea angels. With their flapping wings and strange glow, they are the exact picture of Angels in the deep.  When I was younger, I would stay at this specific tank … [Read more...]

Annabella: About Me

Why FSL?  Because I love math and sciences this program seemed like lots of fun. I'm not sure yet what field I want to go into (maybe engineering) but I love that FSL exposes us to the various job possibilities that I may not know of otherwise.  I also love learning so while … [Read more...]

Stephenie L.

Sentinel Senior Girls Volleyball Team (c) Kerith Paterson, CC BY-NC 4.0 Hello. I’m Stephenie Liew, a Grade 11 student at Sentinel Secondary School who enjoys art and volleyball. I find myself involved in science all the time. Regardless if it is the robotics experience that I had at a young … [Read more...]

Ingrid Who? Ingrid Wu!

" 1 part avid soccer player, 1 part piano player, 1 part rebel, 2 parts nerd, and 3 parts crazy. Too many parts? "― Ingrid Wu 2018 Greetings! Welcome to the life of a passionate, inquisitive, and energetic 16-year-old teenager. I am currently in grade 11 and I attend Sir Winston Churchill … [Read more...]

Earthquakes: What you should put before survival

Haiti earthquake (c) Logan Abassi, CC BY 2.0 They have rocked the ground beneath us for centuries. Fear circulates all the time around them as people contemplate whether or not they will be involved in an earthquake while scientists disregard those concerns and strive to research more on them … [Read more...]

Button up, button down – Elevators aren’t as simple as dress shirts!

https://www.pexels.com/photo/closed-yellow-elevator-door-407423/ As a child meandering in her own imagination, I remember getting super excited to enter a machine which would wave me to and from space. Around the age of six, I recall hitting the top button in the elevator. I closed my eyes and … [Read more...]

The Goal that is Worth Every Sacrifice

We all have aspirations that we try to accomplish, but there is likely a limit to how far we are willing to go. However, according to nature, there is one goal worth every risk and sacrifice: the passing of genes to the next generation.  Salmon Jumping Upstream (c) John E. Thwaites, Public … [Read more...]